A Washington Post reporter is suing the city of St. Louis for negligence for allegedly failing to provide a proper care for his son, who suffered from spinal injuries.
Johnathan H. Williams, a reporter with The Washington Times, sued the city last week, alleging he suffered “an injury and subsequent permanent disability” while being treated at a St. Mary’s hospital.
He filed the lawsuit on Jan. 5, saying that the city failed to provide him with “the requisite care and adequate supervision,” according to the suit.
The suit alleges the city “failed to protect Mr. Williams’ physical and mental health and welfare” and “deliberately violated his right to access and receive medical care,” according the Post.
The lawsuit states that Williams’ parents had to leave the hospital because of Williams’ symptoms and that his condition worsened as his body began to deteriorate.
The family has not returned to the hospital since the lawsuit was filed.
Hospital officials could not immediately be reached for comment.